49 years ago, a single man decided to celebrate the new year in an extreme way. It soon caught on among his friends, and today nearly 10,000 people across the country in various locations jump into the North Sea on New Year's Day. The New Year's Dive, as it is called, is sponsored by Unox, a food corporation. Those who jump in the water get a free hat and split pea soup to warm them up afterwards.
A friend and I went to Zandvoort aan Zee where about 2,000 of the total 10,000 people participated. It was... well, I'll let the video tell the rest.
Definitely a once in a lifetime experience. And now I can check that off my list of things I never knew I wanted to do, but did anyway.